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Offline KamilK

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Selling S1000XR. What now?
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:28:34 PM »
I'm planning to sell my 2015 S1000XR. Can you guys suggest any other bikes that offer that kind of quality, comfort and power to buy in place of my XR?

Some things to consider:
- doing at least 50 miles per day on motorway
- using my motorcycle everyday, no matter what kind of weather is outside
- I'm 186 cm (6'1") tall

Thanks,
Kamil

Offline Ringmaster999

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 03:34:48 PM »
Easy

Another XR :062: My previous bike which I would go back to lacks the outright power that being an RT but still might be worth a look. The other bike I owned which BMW don't make any more that might of fitted the bill is the mighty K1300S.
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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 04:01:44 PM »
I agree with Kamil, yep if not an XR the K1300s but you'll only get a second hand one as BMW stopped making them.

Great long distance bike, big power good tank range, I got 200 miles easy two up with pans and top-box out of the two I had, down side bit on the heavy side and a bit long for fun with the litres spots bike boys.

Good luck finding something to replace the XR.
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Offline Mareng1

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 04:10:36 PM »
How much power do you think you will make use of?

Seriously - unless you are way up there on the rev-range, most bikes over 800cc will pull well.........

Get a Triumph Tiger 800 - it will stand up will to winter weather, give you protection - and good consumption.  Get it 2yrs old.

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 04:16:40 PM »
RT should be fine, 14 plate onwards  :028:
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Offline KamilK

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »
Thank you for all your replies :)
One thing I forgot to mention is filtering/lane splitting capability since i commute through congested streets of London.

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 08:43:21 PM »

Oh.?...maybe a Honda vision then... :159:
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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 09:11:56 PM »
1050 FlybyWire Tiger.

I don't suffer from the rose tinted glasses syndrome for the K series!! I still have mine,it has its uses but as an every day donkey you've gotta be joking.

Changing from the XR to a bike with a throttle cable is also a culture shock you soon adapt and you then realise how little throttle you use on the 1000.

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 07:03:48 AM »
KTM 1290 GT or if you don't need the tank range a Aprilia Tuono

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Re: Selling S1000XR. What now?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »
Why change?

S1000xr sounds perfect for what you're doing.